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Carole Ann McGovern Busch

Carole Ann McGovern Busch, American Psychotherapist, art therapist, nurse, consultant. Registered Nurse, Tennessee; certified clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric and mentalhealth nursing; registered art therapist; licensed art therapist; certified art therapist; national board certified medical psychotherapist; fellow and diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapists.


Busch, Carole Ann McGovern was born on June 6, 1945 in New York City. Daughter of James Lenahan and Claire Beatrice (Murphy) McGovern.


Diploma in nursing, St. Mary's School Nursing, 1966. Bachelor in Art magna cum laude, University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1985. Master of Education in Guidance and Comty.

Counseling, University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1988. Postgraduate, University Illinois, 1991.


Medical and surgical staff nurse St. Marys Hospital Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1966-1967. Medical and surgical charge nurse William F. Bowld Hospital, Memphis, 1967-1969. Coronary care nurse Baptist Memorial Hospital, 1969-1971.

Private practice medical psychotherapist, art therapy consultant Signal Mountain, 1988—2003. Professional artist and photographer, since 1975. Art therapy consultant Valley Psychiatric Hospital, Chattanooga, 1989—1990.

Coordinator art expressions group adopt a grandparent Alexian Brothers Health Care Center, Signal Mountain, 1989—1991. National and international presenter on arts and medicine, since 1991. Initiated Cam Busch Endowed Art for Health Lecture series Memorial Hospital, since 2001.

National consultant Society for the Arts in Healthcare, since 2000. Juror International Blair Sadler Healing Arts Awards, 2005—2006. Corporation art curator Association for Visual Artists, since 2005.

Board directors American Institute of Management Center.


Volunteer mental health counselor Signal Crest Methodist Church, Signal Mountain, 1988—1990. Board directors Memorial Health Care Systems Foundation, since 2001. Annual workshop leader Very Special Arts Festival, Orange Grove Center,, Chattanooga, 1981—1998.

Coordinator Hosanna Artist Program, 1998—2001. Career beginning mentor University Tennessee Center for Community Career Education, Chattanooga, 1988—1989. Mentor Girls Preparatory School, 2001—2005.

Ambassador art therapy delegate People to People, China, 1995. Founding member core council arts in medicine cultural arts program Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, since 1998. Member task force for arts/commission clusters grades 9-12 Tennessee Department Education.

Member of Association Visual Artists, Society for Arts in Healthcare (board directors 1997—2003, chair public relations 1997—2003, vice president chair public relations 2004-2008), Tennessee Art Therapy Association (founder 1993, president 1995—2000), American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (chair public relations 1995—2000, board directors 1999—2001), Signal Mountain Tennis Club 1981, Girls Cotillion, Sigma Theta Tau, Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Society, Chi Sigma Iota, Kappa Delta Pi.


Married Joseph Jacob Busch Junior. Children: James McGovern, Angela Maureen, Caroline Claire.